Montana: Flooding Forces Fishing Access Site Closures On Jefferson, Gallatin, Missouri, Big Hole And Ruby Rivers

Several Fishing Access Sites in southwestern Montana are closed
due to flooding and resulting unsafe conditions.

Jefferson River sites impacted by high water include Kountz Bridge,
Mayflower Bridge, Cardwell Bridge, Sappington Bridge, Williams’
Bridge, and Drouillard. “Flowing water in the fishing access sites
has created a hazardous situation for visitors,” said Todd Garrett,
the FAS manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Bozeman.
“We’ve closed several sites and ask visitors to avoid these areas
until water levels allow for reopening.”

Multiple Missouri River sites are also closed, including
Fairweather and York’s Islands. Erwin Bridge, on the Gallatin River
near Belgrade, remains closed and Pennington Bridge on the Big Hole
River is closed. Ruby River sites Alder Bridge, Ruby Island, and
Silver Springs Bridge are closed due to flooding, and Ruby Dam FAS
remains closed for a dam improvement project.

Additional closures may be issued and recreationists should
anticipate river access closures during this extreme high water;
FWP urges everyone to use caution near high water.

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